Title

Ethics, Economics, and the Erosion of Physician Authority: A Leadership Role for Nurses

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1998

Abstract

The emergence of managed care raises new concerns about the ethics of health care financing and its impact on service delivery. The current outcry, however, fails to recognize that American health care financing has presented serious ethical dilemmas for at least 50 years. What follows is a historic overview of American health care financing, contrasted with current challenges. The intersection between ethics, economics, professionalism, and public authority is explicated, with a critical leader/advocate role for nurses presented.

Publication Title

Advances in Nursing Science

Volume

20

Issue

4

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